posted on May, 20 2018 @ 10:49 PM
People excuse attitudes/words/actions if it fits into their concept of normality. Unless it was due to terrorist propaganda and organized strategy,
these shootings are usually done by victims of bullying. You can push someone against a wall and just keep shoving them, but eventually something will
give. Society makes its own monsters and then blames its monsters, instead of examining what makes them. A politician would have the power to really
do something to address the problem, but imagine it: parents mortified at their kids being endangered, harmed or murdered, and the media treating them
(the parents and kids) as innocent victims who have just gone through a horrible and unexpected tragic event (which they did.) The politician makes a
speech that bullying is the cause of the problem and must stop. The media, the parents, teachers and students are now OUTRAGED that their elected
official just VILIFIED them so soon after the crisis happened. The rage would be incredible and the media would have a field day with it. For
A politician would likely play along with the present attitudes and make a speech about how terrible of a crime this was for these "poor, innocent
kids" and say many reassuring things to the victims and their parents, and to the public. It's simply psychological: WE are the good guys, THEY are
the bad guys. No one drove that guy to shoot anyone, no one asked him to, and if he was bullied it doesn't justify something so viscous. But it's not
about what's right or fair, it's about a kid being pushed against a wall until he snapped. Many victims of abuse commit suicide, seek counselling, or
manage to deal with it themselves, and others will explode in a bully-motivated burst of heartless rage/revenge.
But the problem is rarely addressed. WE are the good guys, our kids are INNOCENT, so those mass murderers are just freaks who need to be dealt with. I
have heard media discussions about how schools should be more observant of a problem child, to report strange behaviour ahead of time. Sounds nice,
but in reality this suggestion would only create more fearful, ignorant thinking, more paranoid attention aimed at kids who stand out, thus more
social abuse and neglect. So, the problem would only get worse. I've heard discussions on how the media should never give the shooters attention
because it's what they want. They should be ignored, to focus on the victims. But if these 'victims' were victimizers, then--like it or not--they
created the monster which made victims of them. We cannot slant the truth, or cut out part of the story, lest we cheat reality of its voice.
I've heard that Columbine High School still has a bullying problem, same as always. We never, ever learn from our mistakes, do we? We're too busy
kidding ourselves. Will humanity ever get real?